Isolar II: The 1978 World Tour (AUS/NZ)

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Items from Bruce Butler's collection.

Official Staff Items

David Bowie 'On Stage' Document

Scans sent in by Julian from New Zealand (click to enlarge text).

Concurrent Releases and Triva

To capitalise on the excitement of the Bowie tour, The Man Who Fell to Earth was re-released on the Australian circuit.

Bowie's latest film Just a Gigolo (Schoner Gigolo - Armer Gigolo) meanwhile had it's world premiere at the Gloria Palast, Kurfurstendamm, Berlin on November 16 and although most of the cast had attended, Bowie did not seeing he was in the middle of his Australian tour.

The Oz Tour provided a successful push for Bowie's latest album Stage. In New Zealand, the album went all the way to the top of the charts. In Australia, it charted for six months - longer than the US and UK put together.

In early December, Australian rock magazine Juke published the following article:

Rumours.....that bizarre rocker David Bowie was paid for his Australian tour in gold to avoid customs and taxation , and made into jewellery ....Rumours have been established as false, a spokesman for the tour said "If he'd been paid in gold he would have lugged around a nugget as big as a bumper bar".

David left Australia / NZ as quietly as he arrived, traveling on to Japan to finish his tour.

Above: Front and back, signed item from Bruce Butler's collection.

Above: Signed item.

Australia 1978 vinyl bootlegs.

Items from Bruce Butler's collection.


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